EU executive chief says hopes for ‘ambitious’ free trade pact with India

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference after a virtual summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool

NEW DELHI – The European Union seeks an “ambitious” free trade deal with India although “we’re not there yet”, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

“But, with this high level trade and investment dialogue, we hope to advance things and to promote our common interest in moving forward towards a free trade agreement,” von der Leyen, who was speaking from Brussels, she told reporters at an EU-India summit held via video-conference.


July 15, 2020

Reporting by Neha Arora in NEW DELHI and Rajendra Jadhav in MUMBAI; Editing by Mark HeinrichOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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